This is literally my life right now:
Our school run this morning went something like this –
Me: Stupid idiot… (to a bike in front of me who did something stupid)
Ariya: why did you say shit mummy
Me: I didn’t. I said stupid
Ariya: well it sounded like shit
Me: It wasn’t and you really shouldn’t say that
Ariya: well you say shit. A lot.
Me: I don’t think I do, but maybe I need to learn to say something else instead
Ariya: do you not like saying shit?
Me: let’s stop this conversation now
Connor: shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit
Ariya: Mummy. Connor’s saying shit
Me: I know. Connor it’s not funny. Stop now
Connor: shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit (singing it to a little ditty)
Ariya: Connor, Stop saying shit.
Ariya: Where are we going mummy
Me: For a massive coffee because it’s too early for a massive wine!
When did my life become this? When will i get my mornings back? When will I ever get to stop answering ridiculous questions?
I guess there will come a point when I look back desperately wishing my kids still needed me as much. Make the most of it – ridiculous questions and all!
My kids keep me entertained for hours – and make me so proud! Unfortunately the same can’t be said for me. I’m usually found somewhere close by causing no end of embarrassment – like at their school nativity or protecting them from plastic bats